Duval County’s Triple Threat of Treatment Courts: Crossover, Girls, and HOPE Court

Amy Read, Partnership for Child Health | Judge David M. Gooding, State of Florida, Fourth Judicial Circuit | Magistrate Brooke Brady, Fourth Judicial Circuit | Sarah Smith, Family Support Services of North Florida |Kelli Swaney, State Attorney’s Office, 4th Judicial Circuit | Maria Bardo-Colon, Public Defender’s Office, 4th Judicial Circuit | Alisa Bishop, Department of Juvenile Justice | Megan McBride, Children’s Home Society | Betsy Dobbins, Center for Children’s Rights

September 1, 2020

Training Description

Many youth that cross over to the juvenile justice system have suffered trauma, have mental health diagnoses, are survivors of human trafficking, or have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. Treatment courts can provide a pathway for youth to improve their odds of success. The participants in this workshop will learn about youth who have transformed and healed from involvement, as well as the benefit of having multiple treatment court programs for juveniles. Each program utilizes a team-based approach. The audience will hear from key team members who will discuss the importance of their roles during the life of a case. Participants will see how each program operates to address the unique needs of each youth in different, yet similar ways. This workshop will offer a different perspective regarding the ways in which a therapeutic approach and simple adjustments to a courtroom can truly change the trajectory of a youth’s life.